- About Us
Driving Digital Revolution Through Data Science in Uganda
We provide a platform for enthusiasts a chance to learn and better their skills guided by world-class professional data science practitioners in industry and academia.
Through partnerships with researchers and industry practitioners, we provide enthusiasts with a chance to improve, and innovate new technologies in this emerging data digital revolution.
Formation of Data Science Uganda
Formed in 2020, Data Science Uganda is a non-profit fast growing community that promotes the use of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in solving real world problems in Uganda and Africa as a whole.
Data science is the field of study that combines domain knowledge, computer science skills, and knowledge of mathematics and statistics to extract meaningful insights from data. On the other hand, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field of computer science and engineering concerned with the use of computer systems to perform tasks commonly associated with human intelligence, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience.
At Data Science Uganda, we aim to make data science and artificial intelligence accessible to all sectors in Africa. We do this by bringing together both tech and non-tech stakeholders from different sectors including agriculture, health, education, finance to build and implement world class sustainable solutions tailored to solve local and regional problems. We also aim to promote world-class data capacity building and talent development by bringing together practitioners and enthusiasts in Machine Learning and Data Science to share knowledge and challenges through mentorship, training and online competitions.